Take this how you will, but Inno3D, purveyors of fine Nvidia graphics cards, has either leaked the existence of a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Super card, or else made a simple typo in the terms and conditions for its Control/Wolfenstein Youngblood giveaway. Whichever of those eventualities is true the company has since deleted the offending detail from back in July and so obviously it never happened.
That’s how the internet works, right? You say something wrong, delete it, and everyone forgets about it. Except that obviously in reality it gets screenshotted, tweeted, and then disseminated around the world in a matter of minutes. Such is the way with the errata in Inno3D’s GPU listing.
You could take it that because Inno3D has deleted the listing that somehow confirms the veracity of its content – hiding it presumes guilt – but more realistically it’s likely to have been removed from the Ts&Cs because it’s just plain wrong. After all, the redemption period in question ends today, and even if Nvidia released the RTX 2080 Ti Super today you’d have to rush to be able to squeeze a copy of Control out of Inno3D by midnight. I wouldn’t worry about putting the effort into getting Youngblood, to be honest…
Guru3D brought our attention to the post, via a now-deleted tweet from source-de-jour Komachi, and the screenshotted image clearly shows Inno3D listing the RTX 2080 Ti Super sitting snug between the standard RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080. Maybe at the time Inno3D was under the impression there would be a Super version of Nvidia’s top card coming out by mid-October, but I think it’s more likely that whoever put the copy together assumed that every card in the RTX 20-series had a Super version as well as a standard version.
Or just had a brain freeze as they were typing it out and delivered the copy on autopilot. As you can see, it’s now been expunged from the records forever.
The latest offer – free copies of ray traced gung-ho spectacular, Call of Duty Modern Warfare – has made no mistake about what RTX cards on offer, Super or no.
There are going to be new Super cards on the way soon, however, but only in the GTX Turing family. There have been lots of GTX 1660 Super cards leaked out by graphics card manufacturers before Nvidia has even announced its intentions to launch another mainstream Turing GPU.
To be fair there have been noises about a potential upgraded RTX 2080 Ti since before the Super editions were released. An EEC listing teased a GPU that seemed to be another version of the RTX 2080 Ti, and to be fair there is still a possibility that the green team could release one.
The full TU102 GPU, after all, has a total of 70 streaming multiprocessors inside it, with a maximum of 4,480 CUDA cores at its disposal. The current GPU inside the RTX 2080 Ti does without two of those SMs to deliver ‘just’ 4,352 CUDA cores.
But unless AMD really was going to ship an ‘Nvidia killer’ GPU this side of Christmas with some monstrous Navi 12-powered RX 5900-series graphics card it’s looking pretty unlikely that Nvidia would bother shipping out an even more powerful RTX 2080 Ti card. The current version sits unchallenged at the top of the consumer graphics card market, and AMD’s RX 5700 XT hasn’t got it unduly worried.